Clearly, I had to make a banana cream pie after that. Because once the idea was in my head, it wasn’t leaving.
This is the easiest pie ever.
It starts with a graham cracker crust – homemade or not! Then you make a quick and simple vanilla custard. Layer that with bananas and top it all off with some freshly whipped cream (or Cool Whip if you prefer)!
This is the perfect pie for summer since it’s no bake and you’ll only spend a couple minutes whisking the custard on the stove.
I feel like I’ve been so behind on holidays this year. I didn’t post a single Mardi Gras recipe, I think I posted one for Easter, and I can’t name another holiday that’s passed to save my life.
It’s safe to say that if there were more, I definitely missed them.
But I will not miss Cinco de Mayo! We’re starting a couple weeks early so I can squeeze in all the margaritas and melted cheese I can come up with.
(I’ve also started planning for National S’mores Day. I may miss all the other holidays but you know I’ll be here for margaritas and s’mores.)
I’ve been obsessed with watermelon for the last couple summers and it looks like it will be continuing this year since I couldn’t wait to share these Watermelon Mint Margaritas with you!
They’re really easy and yes, they start with fresh watermelon. No fake stuff here! You just need the watermelon and then you make a quick mint simple syrup, stir in some tequila and lime juice, and you’re done!
I bet they would be delicious next to a pool or on the beach or basically anywhere that it’s hot! And look how pretty they are!
This week’s family menu plan is ready to go! A couple one pot meals, the most delicious looking salmon, some seriously comforting soup, and a quick tortellini dish! Plus, homemade fruit salsa, grape salad, and DOUGHNUTS.
Just print out the grocery list for these meals and head to the store!
For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!
So to make these Strawberry Cake Mix Doughnuts, you just mix the cake mix with oil, eggs, and water and then bake them for about 10 minutes. Let them cool and then cover them in my new favorite frosting: Pillsbury Fluffy Frost in Strawberry Marshmallow. And then put sprinkles everywhere!
(And of course, you could use a different flavor cake mix if you really wanted but why would you want to? The strawberry is pink! Pink doughnuts!)
If you’ve never had a baked doughnut, they’re really more the texture of a cupcake buuuuut, it’s more fun when they’re shaped like doughnuts, right?
I love these and I hope you love them too. Let me know what your favorite ways to use Pillsbury cake mixes and frostings in the comments!
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Whyyy? Why does the weather do this to me? Yesterday I laid in the sun while my kids played in the sprinkler after school and today? I’m cold.
What is this?! Texas, get it together!
Anyway, the brief moments of hot weather have me really looking forward to summer! And swimming! And beaching! And most importantly, grilling!
I was so desperate for barbecue yesterday after all the fun that I tossed together this quick and easy BBQ Chicken Pasta Salad for dinner.
So it’s the pasta and some chicken (I used a rotisserie one from the grocery store to make life extra simple) with bacon, cheddar cheese, red bell pepper and corn. And then it’s all tossed with my favorite Heinz BBQ Classic Sweet & Thick sauce.
Heinz has been doing really cool things in the bbq sauce world recently. Have you seen their regional varieties? They have Carolina, Texas, Kansas City, and Memphis styles and they were all crafted with local Pitmasters. Seriously cool.
The Kansas City Sweet & Smoky is my favorite among the regional bunch and it would definitely be delicious in this pasta salad. I’ve already got a bottle of it waiting for my next bbq craving!
But yes, the Heinz BBQ Classic Sweet & Thick is just as the name suggests. It’s sweet and thick and everything I love about a barbecue. This is the one I buy for my kids to dip nuggets in, it’s what I use when I do crockpot barbecue chicken, it just works for everything. I definitely always trust the great taste of Heinz.